The Clinical Case Presentation: A tool for integrating the teaching of communication skills, clinical reasoning and reflective practice in undergraduate medical students

Kara Mariann Gilbert

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    Using the clinical case presentation as the focus of English language support sessions for international undergraduate medical students, an innovative method of communication skills teaching facilitated the development of language, reasoning and reflection in students communicative practices. Working individually with six international students, case presentations were audio-recorded and transcribed and linguistic and rhetorical structures analysed to assess communicative strengths and weaknesses. The analysis and feedback was subsequently integrated into the design of a clinical case presentation workshop for Year 3 undergraduate students on clinical placement. Implications for future research and integration of language and communication skills support in contexts of clinical learning will be discussed.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationConference Proceedings of the First International Clinical Skills Conference - May 2005
    EditorsMary Lawson, Debra Kiegaldie, Brian Jolly
    Place of PublicationMelbourne
    PublisherMonash University
    Pages78 - 80
    Number of pages3
    Publication statusPublished - 2006
    EventInternational Clinical Skills Conference 2005 - Prato, Tuscany, Italy
    Duration: 9 May 200511 May 2005
    Conference number: 1st


    ConferenceInternational Clinical Skills Conference 2005

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